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Holding your breath causes a build up of carbon dioxide and lactic acid in the body, both of which impair ability and contribute to that dreaded breathless feeling. Watch this video to learn how to deal with this problem while swimming freestyle!
Interested in swimming freestyle? Watch this introductory video to learn about the three most common challenges for a freestyle swimmer!
When holding your breath, the air in your lungs creates extra buoyancy in your chest. This will lift you up at the front, which can cause your legs...